What a strange name for a pen. Music comes to mind more than writing looking at this rollerball.
When it comes down to performance the Pentel Oh! Gel Rollerball does have a constant ink flow. As I write it doesn’t skip, the blue ink (also available in black & red) is sharp & crisp. The rubber grip which incidentally is latex free was a little disappointing. IMO it was lacking in the soft squishy feel of many such grips, hence I didn’t find it particularly comfortable to hold.
The clip is very sturdy with a tight fit that keeps it close to the barrel. This did make it a little difficult trying to clip it to a notepad. Mine was a cheap everyday scribble pad so it didn’t matter that it tore a couple of pages, however if I’d had the same problem with a journal or desk diary I wouldn’t have been best pleased!
The appearance of this Pentel is not too bad, the black & grey hexagonal pattern on the barrel does get a second look & the chrome coloured pocket clip is sleek. The things that spoil it for me are the blue band separating the barrel from the grip section & the push button (also blue), had the entire pen been black it would look more expensive. I do appreciate that this is colour coded with the ink.
All in all taking everything into account, the writing experience was good. The Acid free permanent gel ink did lay down a neat line from the 0.7mm tip. As I’ve said the pocket clip is robust, add to that the co-operative retractable mechanism & fact that this rollerball can be refilled there are more positives than negatives to write about.
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As I sorted through my stash of pens for something to write about this bright pink ballpoint almost jumped out of the box at me.
A stylishly tapered ballpoint pen with an 0.8mm tip that writes a 0.4mm line. Pentel are dedicated sponsors of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Purchasing this pink edition of the Pentel Line Style will benefit the Breast Cancer Campaign as Pentel are offering to donate 20p for every pen sold towards research in the UK.
This pen is certainly eye catching, as well as the slender pink barrel it has a neat matt stainless steel grip section & clip, with the end cap plug denoting the colour of the ink. When it comes to the grip however, in practical terms I’m not sure that it works as well as some of the rubber styles. That said I appreciate that a large chunk of rubber would definitely detract from the style here, most certainly a case where beauty over comfort wins the day.
Other positives are the low viscosity ink, I did find it flowed freely without blobbing, available in black, blue & pink it’s also fade resistant. The barrel has a scratch resistant finish, no worries if it finds itself in the glove box of the car rubbing up against the odd wheel nut.
On a negative note, my experience was that during use the grip section came loose from the barrel on occasion & I had to re-tighten at the nib housing which was a little annoying. Still for every negative I usually find a positive & based on looks & a donation to a good cause the Line Style gets my thumbs up.
Pentel Line Style Written Review